barbarity

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɑːrˈbærɪti/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɑrˈbærɪti/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bär bari tē)

Inflections of 'barbarity' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": barbarities

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
bar•bar•i•ty /bɑrˈbærɪti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. [uncountable] brutal behavior;
    cruelty.
  2. [countable] an act or instance of barbarity.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bar•bar•i•ty  (bär bari tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. brutal or inhuman conduct;
    cruelty.
  2. an act or instance of cruelty or inhumanity.
  3. crudity of style, taste, expression, etc.
  • Latin barbar(us) (see barbarous) + -ity
  • 1560–70

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
barbarity /bɑːˈbærɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. the state or condition of being barbaric or barbarous
  2. a brutal or vicious act
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